This unit of study will introduce students to current research undertaken in various disciplines of marine science in Australia. It will be a multi-institutional unit taught at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) with contributions from the four University partners of SIMS. Lectures and tutorials will be taught by leading marine science researchers. Topics will cover physical and biological oceanography, climate change, molecular ecology, aquaculture, marine biology and marine geosciences. In practical classes, students will analyse and interpret remote-sensing data from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), which provides comprehensive information on the biological and physical processes of Australia's coastal and oceanic waters.
Please confirm start and finish of this unit of study with the Marine Science and Management Postgraduate Programme Coordinator. Weekly delivery on Thursday mornings 10 - 2pm at Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), Chowder Bay. Tutorial 10 - 10:45am, Practical 10:45 - 1pm, Lecture 1:15 - 2pm.
Practical exercises (50%), 1000 word report/assignment (20%), exam (30%).